There are so many joys to camping. With the star-lit sky, early morning birds, campfire smells and good times with friends, the only way to top all of that is to also be on the water - especially with summer in full heat. Leave the sounds machines at home and opt for the sounds of nature this season. From cliff diving to soaking in the rays, check out some of the relaxing vibes at these campgrounds.
With summer brings neighborhood outings and what better way to get the group together than a fun cocktail party? Providing the right atmosphere is just one of many qualifications for the perfect after-work party. The recipe to a successful cocktail party is flowing conversation, the right drinks, tasty foods and the best outdoor furniture around.
We all have those friends that want to go ALL OUT for the holiday with renting a boat, champagne on ice, and fresh steaks for the grill. Vacation time is a great party time, but it doesn’t always have to break your wallet. The 4th of July is a celebration of America (or ‘MERICA, whichever you prefer) and an important time to spend with friends and family. We put together some more budget-friendly options that include staying in the neighborhood or getting out and exploring the town around you!
The snow is gone, spring cleaning is over, and you are ready to relax and enjoy your outdoor space. What are you sitting on? A stool from the kitchen? The chair that’s been missing a leg for a couple years now?Your tiny backpacking chair you just pulled out of your trunk? All creative options and while they may do the trick, a solid made in the USA chair is what you are actually looking for! Truly a necessity for any home whether you have a bucket of friends come over every night, or the occasional good company. With a vision to buy one chair or table to last a lifetime as opposed to a beach chair that barely makes it through the summer, we have a handful of options for you to consider for your next gathering!
The hustle and bustle of summer can sometimes get overwhelming with the to-do list: your never-ending bucket list of MUST DO items from rafting to family vacations! While the summer always seems to fly by, don’t forget to relax, soak in some of that Vitamin D and enjoy the natural wonders around you. North Carolina - our home state - is overflowing with cold waters to explore, even in the dead of summer!
Whenever you are camping or pursuing an outdoor adventure, you need some brain food to keep you energized and healthy food that will strengthen and revitalize you. Camping food does not have to only include protein bars or snack mixes. In fact, this article will help you take the best camping food with you, starting with some easy snacks to tasty meals that are simple to prepare.
Different forms of camping styles provide an array of ways to enjoy the outdoors. From car camping, to backpacking into the wilderness, to kayaking to an island for some solitude, each camping method requires different gear and prerequisites. Car camping is a great way to enjoy the outdoors even if you are in a campsite next to someone else you can still hear the crickets at night and enjoy the stars in the sky. (A nearby bathroom is always nice too!!). While this may be considered an easier form of camping, a decent amount of gear is still required to really enjoy the night in style.
With May being National BBQ Month and Memorial Day right around the corner, we thought we would lend a hand and help you plan out those campfire evenings! Everyone knows the best part of camping out are those smokey flavored meats, grilled veggies and a cold beverage of your choosing. Spice up your night and try some of these fun meals next time you light the campfire grills.
Smoky Mountain National Park is one of the beautiful gems of the Southeast. With waterfalls and streams at every turn this is a summer treat for cool shade, fishing, bird watching and other various activities. While trekking out this season be aware of the fragile nature around you and the various forms of wildlife that inhabit this area as well. Look at some of the wildlife that populates this area below and remember to head out prepared!
Whether you’ve just moved to a new house or thinking of new and exciting ways to liven up your yard, you may be left scratching your head for some creative ideas. Of course, you’re going to want to transform it into something nice that you can admire from your window or enjoy fully during the summer months, but then it also needs to match who you are as a person - or as a family.